COVID-19 & Santee
When businesses were shut down (including a sector of mine) due to the COVID-19 outbreak, business owners in Santee looked for help. I raised my hand to provide leadership and guidance for dozens of people representing a wide array of Santee businesses, helping us navigate the State Reopening Guidelines and San Diego County Health, Safety and Sanitation Protocols. Every week I participate in either The League of California Cities, San Diego County COVID-19 Taskforce and/or White House calls to learn, ask questions, and keep ahead of changes in policy.
I voted to allocate grants and funds for rent/mortgage relief (both residential and commercial), Santee businesses, the Santee Food Bank, Santee Santas, and I pushed to include funds for our local YMCA and Boys & Girls Club so they could reopen summer camps. The struggle has been painful. The relationships and partnerships built, invaluable.